UT Tyler’s Emergency Care Training website, built with SoftChalk, Helps Hurricane Victims

The “Just in Time Medical Special Needs Shelter Training” module encompasses knowledge needed by nursing faculty and students, physicians, medical and non-medical volunteers as they work together to set up emergency shelters and meet medical needs of displaced populations.  The University of Texas at Tyler has been named a 2012 Laureate by IDG’s Computerworld Honors Program for the training module website and as part of this effort the university has been able to provide disaster sheltering efforts and provided volunteers for hurricane relief.

Project developers used SoftChalk to create and organize media rich content in a user-friendly format. The videos, graphics, and quizzes helped to engage the learner and facilitate comprehension and retention of the material. Their development model ensured that the content was user-friendly in an online environment and adhered to accessibility recommendations.

Presenters:
Cindy Smith, Director of Instructional Design
Jana Brown, Instructional Designer
Gina Parkins, Web Technician

The Office of Academic Affairs, The University of Texas at Tyler

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